Swimmer Diana Nyad raises money for Sandy victims

      NEW YORK (AP) - Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is nearly three-quarters of the way through her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

      Nyad started the 48-hour swim Tuesday morning in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy. Contributors make donations anytime during her swim.

      As of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nyad had been in the pool for more than 34 hours and had raised more than $68,261.

      Last month, the native New Yorker became the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Fla., without a shark cage.

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